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On This Day — 22 February

22 February 1962: Bert Newton (The Channel Nine Show) and Graham Kennedy (In Melbourne Tonight) 22 February 1967: Bobby Limb (Sound Of Music) 22 February 1975: Mike Preston (Bellbird) 22 February 1975: Denise Drysdale (The Ernie Sigley Show) 22 February 1992: Sophie Lee 22 February 1997: Colin Friels and Catherine McClements (Water Rats) 22 February …

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On This Day — 26 January

26 January 1974: Number 96 26 January 1975: Pete Smith (The Ernie Sigley Show) 26 January 1980: Zoe Bertram (The Restless Years), Michael Caton (The Sullivans), Daryl Somers, Ossie Ostrich, Jacki MacDonald (Hey Hey It’s Saturday), Don Lane and Bert Newton (The Don Lane Show). 26 January 1991: Nicole Kidman 26 January 2002: McLeod’s Daughters, …

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On This Day — 21 September

21 September 1963: Tommy Hanlon Jnr (It Could Be You) 21 September 1974: Gerard Kennedy (Division 4) 21 September 1974: Ernie Sigley (The Ernie Sigley Show) 21 September 1991: Sarah Chadwick, Nikki Coghill, Sophie Lee, Liz Burch, Rebecca Gibney, Lenore Smith (The Flying Doctors) 21 September 1996: Kate Fischer (What’s Up Doc?) and Lochie Daddo …

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On This Day — 16 August

16 August 1975: Denise Drysdale (The Ernie Sigley Show) 16 August 1980: Peter Adams and Joanna Lockwood (Cop Shop) 16 August 1980: Lionel Williams (It’s A Woman’s World) 16 August 1997: Nicola Charles (Neighbours) 16 August 2008: Mark Priestley and Jolene Anderson (All Saints) 16 August 1959: Brisbane becomes the first Australian city outside of …

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On This Day — 10 August

10 August 1968: Gerard Kennedy (Hunter) 10 August 1974: Ernie Sigley (The Ernie Sigley Show) 10 August 1991: Georgie Parker (A Country Practice) 10 August 1996: Swimmer Kieren Perkins with Kristy Wright and Nic Testoni (Home And Away) 10 August 2002: Alison Whyte and Lisa McCune (Marshall Law) 10 August 2002: Rove McManus (Rove Live) …

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On This Day — 5 June

5 June 1976: Young Talent Time celebrates its fifth anniversary — although the series actually met that milestone in April. 5 June 1995: The first episode of Ten’s new soap Echo Point, slotted to run back-to-back with Neighbours and in competition with Home And Away. Poor ratings led to the series moving to 6.00pm then …

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Obituary: Ernie Sigley

Ernie Sigley, Gold Logie winner and legend of Australian radio and television, has died at the age of 82. He had been living with Alzheimer’s disease for five years. His career began when still a teenager, working as a turntable operator and announcer at 3DB in the 1950s. He became one of the first hosts …

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Obituary: Joy Westmore

Actress Joy Westmore, best known as Officer Barry in Prisoner, has died at the age of 88. Born Joy Grisold, she was a winner on an early radio talent quest and began reading commercials on Melbourne radio station 3UZ while also working in the office at the station. She went on to the theatre, including …

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Prisoner stars before Prisoner

Last week marked the 40th anniversary of the debut of Prisoner. Most of the actors from the series had come from established acting backgrounds, though for many it was Prisoner that made them household (and even international) names even though they were not necessarily strangers to television. So what were some of the Prisoner cast …

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Philip Brady in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Veteran radio and television identity Philip Brady has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Brady, who earlier this year celebrated 60 years in the industry, has appeared across variety shows including In Melbourne Tonight and The Graham Kennedy Show and hosted quiz and game shows Concentration, Everybody’s …

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